Lies and Myths about Float Pods on a Jon Boat
In this video we are discussing the lies and myths about putting float pods on a jon boat. I did a lot of internet research before installing my pods and received a ton of bad information from all over the place. I want to clear up a lot of myths and misconceptions of how to install float pods on a jon boat from my experience. As always don’t forget to stick around to the end of the video for the hater’s corner and lots of funny bloopers!
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Cracked it picking it up but hey they look tough enough lol
anyone notice the paint gap when he started lifting the boat by the pods? flex that gap enough and it will shear off.
Nice T shirt.
I have a 1436 that i put 8’ sticks of 6” pvc pipes on the side for side to side. Works amazing! Can now run a trot line while standing up and not feeling wonky.
If your a heavier guy can't you tie on big helium balloons to the back to help lift the back.
Go eat a bag of dicks! Hahahha love it!
I love you nfg attitude!! Why have your videos rolled through my screen sooner!?!?.. you officially have a fan! Deep throat a chainsaw!! Lmao!! Love it..
Adding foam to any boat will actually decrease buoyancy minimally. Foam has weight and any weight added will lower the boat. And you’re right, 5200 will hold like mad especially on a well prepped surface.
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I don't write good like you but scooters a Dick.
I love my boat.I hate my speed.My boat is a 14 foot aluminum v hull.Right now it is in bad need of a make over.I grew up really poor and had to fish off of pool floating blow up toys to get on a lake.At 52 I am going to treat myself to the best all around 14 foot boat I can dream of.When I was a kid a friend of mine put a 25 horse on a John boat and it was fantastic.The only thing was like you said it hung low on the water and if we slowed down to fast the wake behind us was taller than the back of the boat and sinking was a very real threat.Has anyone put these on a v hull aluminum?Love the vid!
When you picked up the boat by the pod, I could see the seam open up, where the pod meets the transom — I could see the paint crack and open up. BTW 5200 is formulated for wood and fiberglass, not aluminum.
What about steeringwith out boards do you lost any turning radius. Specially with a surface drive i see people using now
Man… I like these videos because they're informative, but my god are you not funny. You have the sense of humor of a typical redditor.
It let u get skinnier water
Never saw the first video … but it looks like those people clearly kept their mouth shut in these comments
How big is your boat and how much horsepower is your motor?
I hate 🙄 the Hater’s Corner 🤦🏻♂️ and a Pine Cone ?? 😬😹🖖🏼❤️🇺🇸
Ha Ha Butt hurt
Very helpful, thank you for the video
Just a little tip on figuring pods. If you can determine the cubic inches of your pods (kinda tough) you can figure the gains you’ll get. The sum = x cubic inches. That sum divided by 231 cubic inches (per gallon of water)= gallons. That x 8.34 (lbs per gallon)= extra weight you can haul. IOW a pod being 15” wide, 15” long and 10” tall = 2250 cubic inches x 2 pods = 4500 cubic inches divided by 231 = 19.48 gallons x 8.34 = 162 lbs. So if you had a 200 lbs motor you could put a 362 pound motor on and draft would be unchanged. Or…. You could pull the plug, fill it with water and weigh the contents. Buuuut, you can add foam to the pods and mount a 7.3 Power Stroke and two small block Chevy’s, you’ll have a hell of a time keeping the back end in the water. Not gunna charge y’all for that. Btw, that was a fancy hot glue gun!
I have a 14 ft jon boat and soon will be getting a 9.9 horsepower 2stroke evenrude
Thanks for the heads-up on the floats though about putting them on my 16 ft Jon but hell after this information why waste my time and money Thanks
Lol! The snowflakes are melting now.
Love your videos, Just catching up on all of them, Where can I find a header and muffler like you have for a Predator 420? Thanks brother!!!
Subbed, great content I am building my old 14 footer. Like it just as much as my Ranger
I absolutely love how you shut all these idiots up lol.. Wonderful work.. and wonderful video!!!!
Also the sheer strength of a rivet is crazy added to that it is mainly just a clamp for the chemical fastener.
On the side to side stability. You could put something above the waterline, similar to your float pods, but longer, that would not affect the initial stability, but instead set a limit to the heel angle if you were leaning over/climbing in
Love the "SCOOTER" segment🤣 priceless. Keep up the videos I'm just starting my build thanks!!
The only reason foam float is because the amount of air it hold . You don’t need foam inside nothing that holds air unless you need it to hold some support for standing or whatever
I don't know how anyone could possibly think adding foam could help with bouyacy. Adding anything removes air which removes bouyacy.
I liked your video.
Good info to know